For 2,017 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 55% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Ty Burr's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Citizenfour
Lowest review score: 0 The Nutcracker
Score distribution:
2,017 movie reviews
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Brokeback may be too polished for some people, too elegantly dispassionate in its study of choked passion.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    With a tranquil fearlessness, it goes beyond the death of memory, to see what might be found in the unexplored country beyond. The answer is both frightening and comforting: More love. Unspecified love. Universal love.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A history lesson for a country and a people forced to forget at gunpoint.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    If there's a larger theme in Zatoichi, it's that nobody is quite who he or she seems.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The movie's masterstroke is to avoid interviewing the usual anti-globalist suspects and let solid, hard-working middle Americans speak.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Queen of Versailles is still worthwhile, not because it questions all-American entitlement but because it prompts us to think hard about what, exactly, we believe we're entitled to.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    An entertainment to be not just seen but absorbed on a molecular level; it's as close to a full-body experience as we'll get until they invent the holo-suits. Cameron aims for sheer wonderment, and he delivers.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A work of quiet, crystalline empathy, I’ll See You in My Dreams is notable for reasons that nearly overshadow its modest yet indisputable charms. It’s a drama about the kind of people invisible to the movies and much of our culture — senior citizens in the early evening of their lives — and it grants its characters individuality in ways that are almost wholly free of cliché.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It is a joy for audiences seeking entertainment, an ingenious work of craft for those paying close attention, and a wallop of feeling that’s still too rare coming from a cartoon.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Think of it as "Glee" without music. Without a net, too.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The great pleasure of le Carré-land — for some, it’s the frustration — is that one’s own moral certainties are quickly stood on their head.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The only question his movie doesn't ask is "What do you want your next car to run on?" That's up to you.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Essential viewing for anyone who wants to know the roots -- and perils -- of modern political dissent.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A compelling and eerily effective little drama.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Crazy Love doesn't downplay the awfulness of what happened , but it also knows a good media circus when it sees one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Butler is a remarkable, even exhilarating movie not for its inherent Gump-itude but for the social portrait that gimmick allows.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What Herzog almost accidentally captures in his viewfinder is profound and unsettling: an entire American underclass where at least some prison time is the norm and where only luck and the grace of God keep a person from either wrong end of the shotgun.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A cleareyed, disarmingly tender adolescent romance that bears comparison with the best of its genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    What's most unusual about the original 24 years later, though, is its elegant minimalism.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A much better movie than the one it honors.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    It’s a deceptively impersonal style, because Beyond the Hills seethes with astonishment and rage at a broken society marooned between the 21st century and the 16th.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    A broad, foursquare piece of populist filmmaking that happens to be tremendously moving.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Black Book takes the conventions of the WWII epic -- the prison breaks, the interrogation scenes -- and undermines them with craft and muscle and the ripe lack of restraint we've come to expect from this director.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    In retrospect, it’s obvious why the film was never produced: The director was a lunatic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The Aristocrats -- the movie, not the joke -- is a working demonstration of the pleasures of the profane.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    If The Trip to Italy begins shakily, it ends with expansive bliss, a father and son reconnecting off the shores of Capri as Gustav Mahler’s art song “Ich Bin Der Welt Abhanden Gekommen (I Am Lost to the World)” sends everyone heart-stoppingly home.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Like the best spiritual movies, of whatever faith, "Of Gods and Men" moves us toward a union with the infinite, and when we come to the monks' last supper, the moment is staggeringly powerful.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    Should you see it? Of course you should. Anything Miyazaki does is worth your time. But the movie’s a gorgeous, problematic anomaly in an illustrious career.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    The thread that winds through their stories is love lost and connections found, but only the audience is able to weave it into something to keep.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Ty Burr
    This may not be the greatest movie version of the novel, but it's possibly the truest.

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